well, looks like stuffed peppers for dinner tonight to celebrate and because they are delicious in general
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
well, looks like stuffed peppers for dinner tonight to celebrate and because they are delicious in general
I love mexican food in general, but I do not enjoy chile rellenos. No mi gusta.
You haven't had mine. Stuffed with goat cheese and a combination of mushrooms, red onions and various veggies in a wine/balsamic reduction with rice. The pepper is coated with my secret breading and deep fried to golden brown perfection.
Ah que rico.
Donde esta la carne hombre?! No me gustan los hongos, pero si se oye bueno!
No necesitas carne, hombre. Pero, si quieres, podes usar un poco bistec o pollo en mole. Se oye bueno y se sabe mejor.
puedo sacarle a punta a mi lapiz?
Debes preguntar a tu esposa
I see something about pencils, dogs and prenant wives. When did we turn from a discussion of stuffed peppers to a kinky porno?
ALSO! My Spanish is excellent if you're from Venus.
Puedo ir al baño? That's the only phrase i recall from Spanish 1.
Other than an aside comparing the works of Obligado with Neruda, a few puckish puns about playing guitar, and a comparison of native Columbian dance with tango.
I also made a double entendre about sharpening a pencil.
Baxter, you know I don't speak spanish. In English please.
Sprinkle in just a smidge of chorizo and you sir, can cook for me anytime.
Bring more than a smidge of tequilla, and I'll cook you a meal.
Just stuffed myself eating dinner with the wife, but I'd still eat some of those.
the commitment of Deshawn HAND when it comes
Not without latex gloves.
Sounds to me like this may have been a discussion with parents/coach:
"Do you really want to go as far away as Stanford?"
"I don't think so. It's too far."
"Alright, lets cross them off then. But I think you should visit one other school in the region to make sure you're making the right decision."
from what i remember, he visited psu for a little longer than jalen tabor was at michigan. very, very quick. seemed to like it, but i'm not too worried about it overtaking michigan. especially since i think he has a better relationship with all the coaches, brady hoke can be the father figure he says he wants out of a coach (at least as much as BOB can), and mattison is much more attractive than psu's DC. i've heard this psu visit will be overnight, so he can get the full experience. most people seem to think it's a check to make sure visit, so he can commit to michigan shortly afterwards
Would like it more if he just cancels all other visits and commits to UM. Because, obviously.
Peppers with a side of Eggs-ellent.
/rubs hands together
/rubs HANDs together*
Can't believe PSU is getting such a big talent to visit with all their sanctions.
Still go to like our chances here though - cancelling the Stanford visit is huge. They were thought to be the only other serious contender.
I won't feel threatened by Penn State for any recruit who didn't grow up a PSU fan for a while.
Penn State has absolutely nothing to offer Peppers that would hold any weight. This kid thinks he's going to win the Heisman as a freshman, so I doubt he's worried about PT. And you can't win the Heisman for a team getting curb stomped every week.
Except the whole "we literally have to play you everywhere considering we have no depth anywhere because of sholarship reductions" thing.
Yeah, the fact that it's PSU makes me a bit nervous because of O'Brien's obvious recruiting abilities.
Then again, they're not Biel eligible for a couple years after he would arrive, so I think that plays in our favor significantly.
probably because I don't post a lot of images and had to f#ck around with it.
I like my pic a little better though!
...but I'm at work and mindful of what I'm looking at.
What is obvious about O'Brien's recruiting abilities?
O'Brien can coach, obviously, but even that was probably aided by a strong group of upperclassmen. I'm not sure why people think he can recruit better than average.
Agreed. PSU got a lot better as the season went on last year, so from a coaching standpoint, he seems to be pretty good.
We have absolutely no reason to think he's a good recruiter though. He didn't recruit Breneman or Hackenberg, so it's hard to give him the credit for them, and all of the guys he recruited were average Big Ten recruits. This year, he has a couple barely 4 star types and 5 guys that most schools did not want.
Now, this isn't enough info so say he's a poor recruiter by any means, but to say his recruiting skills are obvious is a major stretch. Unless he meant obviously unproven.
Who gets credit for recruiting Hackenberg and Breneman?
You kinda have to give that credit to the guy they committed to, so Peterno or whatever assistant really recruited them. And probably no credit for Brenneman since it sounded like he was going to go to Penn State no matter who the coach was.
I can't see him being interested if they're not Biel eligible:
Holy shit, so much airbrush. It's like she doesn't even have a face.
O'Brien's recruiting prowess will dissipate once Penn State falls off a cliff in the wins category, which has a pretty good chance to start on August 31st against Syracuse.
Remember what happened to USC last year and Michigan for about 3 seasons? Penn State's basically down to 65 scholarship players already and lost a lot of veteran leadership on defense. They're in big trouble this season.
Maybe I'm missing something, but what prowess?
I was replying to someone else. He did well to keep the last class together, but I think he'll struggle as sanctions set in.
Eh, he did OK. I mean, he held onto Hackenberg and Breneman, which were the two 5 star headliners, both at the two positions O'Brian is known for developing. And both were big PSU fans in the first place. Other than that, they lost a lot of talent. That OL that went to Pitt, DT Webb, Ross Douglass...those were all 4 or 5 star types that left after the sanctions. Look at this class so far: they've got some decent talent. Some low 4 star players. But the recruiting isn't up to UM or OSU. It's more like Nebraska.
Let me put it this way. If we lose Peppers to a school that will have the most crippling scholarship reductions since the Pony Excess for the better part of the decade, one that can't go to a bowl or play in the champ game for half his time at the school, has a coach whose only head coaching accomplishment is NOT going .500 (admittidly, a decent accomplishment), and who has already interviewed for an NFL position after one season? All the while we have Greg Freakin' Mattison recruiting him and coaching him? Well, if we lose him to PSU, then that will be an epic fail on the staff's part.
freddymercuryhayes, are you dburk002 on wolverinenation? i just read a post in their peppers visit thread that is almost word for word what you wrote
I think if O'Brien can hold the ship steady and maintain an average of 7-8 win seasons over the next three years, his recruiting prowess should be in good shape when the sanctions are lifted. His offensive recruiting, at any rate, should be pretty good considering his pedigree.
But this is all assuming they'll get incredibly lucky with little to zero major injuries over the next three years, which in all likelihood just won't happen. Ergo, some 4-6 win seasons may be on the horizon. Things that, if I had to guess, Jabrill doesn't want to be a part of.
No way he averages 7-8 win seasons over the next three. They'll be bad. They might be in that range this year, but not 2014 and beyond. He'll be lucky to be over .500 again before 2017 or so.
Assuming Hoke and Meyer keep dominating Big Ten recruiting like they have, that is almost 2 automatic losses for PSU since they'll have to play UM and OSU every year. 7-8 wins a year means they're going 7-3 or 8-3 in the rest of the games.
Exactly. And with 9 conference games starting soon, they will have a real hard time getting there, because most years they'll have to play one or more of Wisco, Nebraska, NW, and Iowa. I even think MSU will be a near auto-loss most years going forward.
Very clever. Let's see if it works (awesome pic response) for me as well:
Peppers is such an incredible talent, he could be used on special teams, returning punts and Kunis...
prepare for some angry tweeting by David Shaw if this is true. If he can get a certain NFL head coach to slam Michigan's academic integrity again, that might change JP's mind.
David Shaw's next tweet should be priceless.
or perhaps worthless. For his sake, I hope he can exercise more restraint. For our sake, I hope he says something impossibly off-putting.
On another friendly note, can someone please correct the spelling of his first name to Jabrill? Just want to maximize the good karma.
How many stars is he?
You could say he is a stars all-star.
Seriously? His full name is in the tweet that you copied and pasted and you still couldn't spell it right?
Peppers: So, yo guys aren't going to a bowl anytime soon?
O'Brien: No, but the NCAA did sanction us to take the team to Colonial Williamsburg in January
Peppers: Can we stop D.C. for the cherry blossom festival?
O'Brien: No, but we will play "any given sunday" on the team bus on the way back
Peppers: Word! The one with Pachino?
O'brien: No, the one with Fr. Jeff Rose from Our Lady of Prepetual Sorrow
Peppers: Man, that's....... something, Coach
O'Brien: yeah, we've been hearing that a lot lately
I wonder if Shaw's tweet had anything to do with this? Everything I've watched and read about Jabrill would suggest that he's a no BS tell it to me straight(real recognize real) type of kid.
I was much more worried about Stanford than Penn State. Stanford really has a lot to offer, but PSU? Smaller stadium, no bowls for a while, bad for the forseeable future, and in the middle of nowhere. I would be shocked if it's more than just one last visit to prove to himself that Michigan is the choice.
Are you serious? PSU has a small stadium?
Well, he said smaller, not small. And it is smaller than ours (though I agree this shouldn't exactly be a major selling point).
Who doesn't have a smaller stadium than us?
Pyongyang, North Korea. Also somewhere in India, if memory serves.
I had interpreted it as being smaller than Stanford's stadium. Sorry 'bout that. Have a cookie.
I don't know what else that could mean
Shaw your an ass for publicly taking a dig at Michigan. Peppers no longer likes you. Peace out.
i am a bit late, but this title reads as "the visit that Jabril Peppers is currently taking." i believe it should be Jabril Peppers' Visits which would be more in-line with a post about what visits Peppers has left to take.
Yeah, I was expecting to read that he made a suprise visit to the campus.
The title could use some more work in the informative part as well.
Damn, was just hoping for a cancellation and no other news, but if he wants to visit Penn State, that's his right to do so. Not sure what O'Brien can offer Peppers that Michigan can't. If Peppers wants to win the Heisman as a freshman, it'd be in his best interest to go to a program that won't be crippled with sanctions and enduring 6+ loss seasons for the next 3 years at least. But that's my two cents.
Don't want to count on him prematurely, but he is exactly what we need in the defensive backfield, just as Harris was exactly what we needed at WR and Green exactly what we needed at RB. This team has solid freshmena nd sophomores throughout, and a solid incoming class, and a potentially great OL in another year or two. But great individual players take you to the next level, and we are starting to accumulate recruits who are potentially great. Now, let's get a Peppers pledge and then add Hand or McDowell for the DL.
Hand OR McDowell???
I hope both!!!
Interesting anaolgy. I'd say that's a low chance then.
I was wondering if Peppers mentioned a PSU visit to get people off his back. Inevitably, when you're the #2 prospect in the country and you have a top 2 and seemingly eliminate one, everyone in the world is going to go "SO BRO. U GO TO MICHIGAN NOW?1".
The PSU visit may be real, but it might just be a shield or timewaster to keep him from having to comment too much on his affinity for Michigan at the moment (possibly before he's ready to make any commitments one way or another)
but Penn State has nothing to offer that Michigan can't do better right now
Unless Jabrill really digs mountains that is
over Michigan, LSU, Ohio State, Stanford, Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, it would be the biggest recruiting upset in a long, long time.
This is Michigan...it's only an upset if they don't choose us.
Word on the street and on twitter is that he didnt officially cancle his visit to Stanford all together, but is instead finding it hard to schedule the trip all the way out there with all that he has going on. he has track and all the camps and stuff like that, plus its a trip all the way across the country so its not as easy as going to PSU or even Michigan.
What street do you live on?
I read it on twitter pretty much was what i was going for
How can he win the Heisman as a freshman when he can't play in a bowl game and isn't on a contender? I don't think Penn State is a major threat.
Do we know if there's any chance of Peppers coming to the BBQ?
Not confirmed, but burgers, dogs, and ribs will definitely be there
I can't help, but find the Penn state visit odd. Location is all I can assume.
From what I've read on other sites, it seems lke his coach is really high on PSU. Apparently he is the one who schduled his first visit and the one coming up.
From a coach's perspective, there is plenty to like about Penn State. Good, knowledgable coaching staff with NFL experience, good education, lots of opportunity to contribute and rebuild.
From a player's perspective, those things aren't as high as being on TV a lot and winning.
"Good" being the operative word. But not great like Michigan and Stanford. If he is really dropping Stanford for Penn State, then he's not as serious about education as we thought.
If he's just adding Penn State because it has a great football tradition playing in one of the best, most competitive divisions in the NCAA, and he is still considering Stanford, it makes sense and is a good sign. Think about it:
An easy choice in the end, but still a choice, and visits to see another great educational environment (Stanford) and another great football environment (Penn State) make sense.
I don't care how good a coach Bill O'Brien is; Penn State is not going to be Penn State for quite some time, if ever. I can't imagine he would throw away his talent playing for a program that has nothing to offer competitively. I can see him picking Stanford over us, but Penn State?
I want the best of the best, and Peppers hopefully, would be a great addition